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that nancy -- nancy pelosi and john boehner don't do that? [applause] >> they don't really socialize. one reason that joe might work together, i knew joe and i love him. i wouldn't do anything mean to joe. so that is a lot of it. the times have changed so much. in the senate, one of the problems as they got away from regular order. you send a bill to a committee. you have an oversight hearing, you have an amendment coming u-boat, you go to the full committee and the house and then you go to conference. but they wound up getting a transportation bill. it's a combination of things. modern technology, frankly it is a 24/7 news media. it is the fact that the members leave their families back home. you can't be a good legislator two and half days a week. you have to work at it. the combination of those things, it contributed to the partisanship and the gridlock that we have now. the answer is simple. it is called leadership. men and women of goodwill, conservative liberals, republicans, and the president -- they say it is an easy and we have to get results. >> so i want to come back to that. l
free range. nancy pelosi impose free range hens from exum re- -- in the captors in the building is remember. that california agenda violates the commerce clause of the constitution that where interstate commerce is regulate exclusively by congress, not the state. and our founding fathers understood but it needs to be stuck. i did put an amendment on the farm bill called the pike and mimic to protect interstate commerce an amendment which prohibits the states from regulating the means of production of our act product but there's a list that exists in the code. so that takes the states like california and arizona and florida out of the business of telling us, and iowa, how we're going to raise hands and produce eggs and how we're going to raise cattle and raise hogs. that's an important piece that as many fight in this campaign to go to have a lot of play in the press but that something was got to hold in the farm bill and that's another reason i want to get it to conference by the end of the year. >> i do hope that the farm bill comes to four, this bill, i hope it's an open robe
to that? >> if the president had a mandate nancy pelosi would be the speaker of the house and that isn't going to happen in january. >> what about your outlook we just have a couple seconds left the same question to some extent chris van hollen. how confident are you right now as these first face-to-face negotiations began at the end of the day there will be ideal but you and your colleagues can support. >> i think there's an opportunity the president house to lead the country in a way that he wanted to back in 2008. there's a benefit to the limited government. the president didn't have it in 2009 when there was an expectation just move forward with the engine that entirely. now there's a restraining influence known as house republicans, and i think that there is an opportunity for both of these men the president and the united states who will know from my days in the state senate the speaker of the house and their dispositions to come up with a ready to get us out of it. >> would be better if it is just the two of them the room? >> are you stringing me out? what are you doing to me? >
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